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Brief Description Of Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Development, Description, and Acceptability of Small-Group, Behavioral Intervention to Prevent HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among Young Adult Injection Drug Users

"Young injection drug users (IDUs) who are not infected with HIV or hepatitis C virus are at great risk of acquiring one or both of these infections through their sexual or injection behaviors," the authors wrote. In the current study, they describe... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AmfAR Issue Brief Analyzes Effectiveness of Male, Female Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission

"The Effectiveness of Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission ," American Foundation for AIDS Research : The foundation's January issue brief analyzes the effectiveness of male and female condoms in preventing the transmission and HIV and finds that... Read more »
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trying to understand test description?

dear dr.bob your insight would be helpful my question is i had a hiv test done through quest diagnostics the test description said viral antibody 1&2 titer. i called my doctor for my results he said he would have them back in 2 to 3 days at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Curious,1.Yes, Quest Diagnostics is a reliable lab.2.Yes, your HIV-screening test would be an ELISA or similar assay that measures detectable levels of anti-HIV antibodies in the blood.Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino... Read more »

brief HIV question

Dr. Conway, Do you know if there is any relation between the amount of virus acquired during infection and the severity or lackthereof of Acute Retroviral Syndrome? Or does this only rely on the integrity of the person's immune system? ...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The intensity of the acute retroviral syndrome may depend on the type of virus that is acquired, how much gets in and the route of entry (IV perhaps being worse). It may also depend on the status of the host immune response in general and whether... Read more »

Re: Brief HIV question

Dr. Conway, Thank you for your response. In your experience, what would you consider a more favorable reaction in terms of future progression and virus managment, to the initial infection? Severe ARS, moderate ARS, or no ARS at all?...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Information that was initially published in 1994 suggests that more severe acute infection may lead to a more accelerated course of disease (BMJ 1994;309:1535-1537, 10 December). In this situation, the initial viral load may be higher and the... Read more »

Brief penetration with guy on PEP HIV Risk

I had an encounter with a guy who was on the trial for ongoing PEP treatment here in Australia. He penetrated me for about 5-10 seconds without a condom before he sat on my penis without a condom for another 5-10 seconds. We then used a condom after...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Sounds like he was not on PEP but PrEP (I know, confusing). PEP is taken AFTER an exposure and PrEP is taken PRIOR to exposure to prevent infection.Your encounter is a bit on the risky side and I recommend you report to a health department to... Read more »
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Brief Encounter - Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was at a corporate outing where some strippers were brought in.
Things got a little out of hand and a few of us licked some booze off the ladies' vaginal areas. The whole thing lasted about 5 secs. Didn't think about it at the time, but was... Read more »

Brief Cunnilingus-HIV Q

Posted by Anonymous
If I licked the vagina of an unknown status woman only 2-3 times, what are my risks of HIV? The CDC just says there is SOME risk, but it is lower. Any input out there on numbers and real risk?

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Risks of BRIEF encounter?? (less than a minute of exposure)

Posted by skrskr2, 1 Reply
Hi. Last night I had an encounter whereby I was briefly anally penetrated unprotected by a man I did not know. The encounter lasted maximum a minute before I came to my senses and stopped it. It was in a public cruising ground, so when working out... Read more »

Brief anal dipping with precum, no ejaculation, whats my chances?

Posted by mcclean1993, 1 Reply
Around 5 weeks ago I had my first gay dipping encounter as the receptive bottom. Regretfully there was no condom usage, only mild dipping on his part with the tip of his penis but he did have precum. After around 20 seconds or less I said to stop... Read more »